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Bark out time for my Baylee she’s on Youtube!!!!

I must first explain the channel name, My Damn Dog…, Well my daughter and I were jokingly fighting over Baylee her first night with us, Noa said “Is she my dog?” and I said “No she’s my dog.” joking obviously. Well we got on a real role over who was going to own the worlds greatest pit bull! Translation: (It’s my damn dog! No, it’s my damn dog!) We love Baylee with all our hearts so no hate mail please 🙂 I joke a lot with my kids, I teach them that there’s many things about life you have to laugh at… including yourself!

We want to see This YouTube channel succeed, to bring the public around, to show them that pit bull’s really are just like any other dog, they are capable of all the same things, success and failure! It’s the guardian/parent that shapes the dog just as they would a child!

Thank you so much everyone your support since day one is very humbling to me, my family, and yes, even Baylee. You have helped me with every post, in changing the way the rest of the world looks at Pit Bulls, bully breeds, and even the breeds who just look like pit bulls, so on behalf of Baylee I will simply say, once again, Thank You Very Much! She went from a little starved dog slated to be euthanized, a dog that looked so beat down and pathetic, even I wasn’t really ready for some of the behaviours I saw in her, so scared, so timid and untrusting of what may come next, to a dog that will not be brought down! She’s a star! She has come a long way, and still has a way to go, but she is changing everyday, becoming what I affectionately call “My Little Barnacle” Here are some pictures of Baylee the first ones are how she looked when we got her, the others are as she is today.

Love that dog!

Here are her first two YouTube videos please enjoy, like, share, comment, subscribe to the :MyDamnDog channel!

Send us video ideas, things you’d like to see. Eventually we will be doing reviews on dog food and dog related products.

We want the world to see how funny life with a pit bull can be, most of all we want to share our funny videos of the little pit bull that could with all of you!

My Damn Dog gets serenaded to sleep

My Damn Dog hates air (short)

Thanks everyone, and have a great day!

-Apitome-


I love Total Dog!

English: American Pit Bull Terrier

Image via Wikipedia

This was a great article for those on the fence over which dog poses the biggest risk to society and other animals. Thanks Total Dog Magazine, I am sending a huge bark out just for you!

and the most dangerous dog is….

Finally a little truth is spoken, breed absolutely does not play a factor in whether or not a dog will bite. It’s time for people to wake up a tad, and see that it all starts and ends with the human. How do you train, raise, feed, and love your dog? That is key!

Remember that the next time you hear the media shout “Pit Bull” from the roof tops and don’t forget to ask did they check breed DNA or could this one be a ridgeback, or mastiff, or lab too!

-Apitome-


***Updated, sorry my editing on the first one was a bit off*** One for the haters!

Just a little pic for all the haters, the ones that can’t open their hearts and minds long enough to see the only thing evil about this picture, is that more pit bull and bully breed owners don’t share theirs, out of fear based bias! They don’t show that these are not ticking time bombs…, they are family! Stand up bully families! Stand up and be counted! It’s ok for someone to disagree with us, it’s ok if they are fearful of the unknown, it gives us all the chance to change minds and hearts and  nothing does that better than a pit kiss!

BayLee is pure joy! She loves everyone! Even the people who cross the street to get away from her, I guess they didn’t know its ok to pet a pit bull! I guess she didn’t know people can hate something just because of how it looks! I actually had a man at my daughters school say “She shouldn’t be here!”  So I said “Well since you are a bigot and a fear monger maybe you shouldn’t be here!” You pose a bigger danger to these kids than my dog ever could,  you teach unsubstantiated fear and hate!” That shut him up! Fortunately the principle loves my dog so there buddy!

-Apitome-


***Urgent Update on Saving Snoopy!***

First off I want to thank each and everyone of you that took the time to speak up for Snoopy! not all Pit Bulls are as lucky as he is, and not all of them get a second chance at life! I just reiceived word that Snoopy is free!!!!!!! he is out of impound and going home with his daddy and its all because of people like you, so please never forget the importance of sharing and getting involved! you all had a hand in Saving Snoopy! THANK YOU FOR THAT! I will add the picture of Snoop going home!
 HOW GREAT IS THAT!
From a facebook animal lover Larisa Sharikin:
We have an EMERGENCY on our hands and we need all of the help we can get!! I have a friend that is in Florida that was walking his dog Snoopy. A woman was walking her dog at the same time and her little dog got away from her and bit Snoopy. Snoopy bit the dog back in defense and is now in a shelter and the state of Florida is deeming him a dangerous dog and wants to put him down. Snoopy’s 77 ye…ar old owner has appealed the case and the appeal is on the 25th of this month! We need an animal rights lawyer and as many people as possible to get involved to save Snoopy and return him to his senior owner! Hi Everyone. I went to check on Snoopy at Halifax Humane Society.First of all I want to say thank you for all people who called them. At first the staff did not know who Snoopy was or that he was actually there, so they wanted me to apologize for misinformation. Snoopy has a nice bed AND a blanket in his kennel. He looked fine..not marks on him at all. He does look scared and confused, he definitely wants OUT. What we need to do now is contact the City of Deltona people. The Humane Society is only holding him. I will get the contact info for who we need to contact and will post that.Halifax is a wonderful shelter. Yes, it is a kill shelter. But they are actively looking to become a no kill shelter.The staff is very caring and do a great job. The community is very involved with this shelter and there are many volunteers there that walk the dogs and such. The back room that I was taken through had tons of dog and cat food that people had donated. Every dog has bed and blanket and the kennels are very clean.So, I will now work on starting a Facebook Page for Snoopy and getting info to people. Please do not call the Humane Society since they are not involved in the outcome of this case. HERE IS ALL THE CONTACT INFORMATION. PLEASE CALL, WRITE AND FAX. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT THE CITY OF DELTONA HEARS OUR VOICES. PLEASE BE POLITE AND RESPECTFUL.:
CONTACT INFO City Hall: (386) 878-8860 City Hall FAX: (386) 878-8501
Mayor John C. Masiarczyk, Sr.     Mayor At Large Phone: (386) 299-2896 Email: jmasiarczyk@deltonafl.gov
Vice Mayor Paul Treusch District 4 … Phone: (386) 878-8860 Email: ptreusch@deltonafl.gov
Commissioner Zenaida Denizac District 1 Phone: (386) 624-8716 Email: zdenizac@deltonafl.gov
Commissioner Herb Zischkau District 2 Phone:  (407) 496-7561 Email: hzischkau@deltonafl.gov
Commissioner Heidi Herzberg District 3 Phone: (386) 405-8335 Email: hherzberg@deltonafl.gov
Commissioner Fred Lowry District 5 Phone: (386) 801-1036 Email: flowry@deltonafl.gov
Commissioner Michael Carmolingo District 6 Phone: (386) 878-1932 Email: mcarmolingo@deltonafl.gov
Snoopy also has friends on Facebook, they can be reached via the following thread:
Remember folks Snoopy is only there because of his appearance and breed, if he had been a poodle, or golden lab he would not be where he is now and in our hearts we all know that to be true!
Snoop…, hang in there buddy! You have people you don’t even know stepping up right now! To all those who have stepped up for a strangers dog, thank you! Larisa… You are an awesome lady! Thanks to you too for working to get the info out so quickly and for going to see snoopy, to make sure he was ok!
-Apitome-

So who’s up for saving some pit bulls?

Shelter to euth seized pit bulls, including puppies

if anyone out there knows of some rescues willing to step up for these dogs Please send this to them asap! This is not right! these dogs can have a life, a good life, and become great dogs! some of Mike Vick’s dogs have gone on to shine, don’t let them die just because there’s no celebu-tard attached to the story!

Thank you!

-Apitome-


Lennox is back in court this week, his very life depends on all of us!

http://www.savelennoxpetition.co.uk/

Please sign the petition, if you live n the UK let your voices be heard, support Lennox and his family!

My fingers are crossed for you Lennox and for his wonderful family as well, stay strong family!

-Apitome-


NBC San Diego post by Sarah Greico, when you read the commment from Dogsbite.org remember they are in no way experts!

American pit bull terrier (named Tuttle) seated.

Image via Wikipedia

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/124301779.html

This debate will rage on, as long as people like Colleen Lynn keep falsifying information, When you read they did their own research just remember that they are not experts, Colleen has a very clear agenda, and that agenda is to eliminate the breed. I have said this before, but it seems worthy of another go, when I was two years old I was attacked by a Malamute, and it was a particularly vicious attack.  The attack resulted in about 60-70 stitches in my face and scalp, this Malamute also clamped down and did not let go!

 I do not blame the dog I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the owner, She knew the dog was unsocialized, he was unaltered, and very people aggressive, yet she placed an ad in the paper to sell furniture knowing that people would be coming to view it. She did not secure her dog and as a result I was mauled.  After I was attacked this woman told police she was having a friend euthanize the dog, she lied! What she actually did is sent the dog to live with a friend in Chase River, BC and the dog attacked another small child there. Sound like a responsible owner to you?

Now back to Dogsbite for a moment, Dogsbite.org claims and sites many cases of attacks however, Where’s the DNA Colleen? Several attacks she posted on her site turned out to be other breeds, If in doubt look up a DBO video by FUzupf on Youtube, he has routinely debunked Miss Colleen! So do not buy into everything they are selling. The only thing Colleen is an expert in is how to “Google” stats, now the problem with her stats, is, they are skewed. They come from the media, who also routinely mis-identify the breed.

No matter where you stand on this issue one thing is clear, the dogs are NOT the real issue, and they are NOT born Dangerous, pit bulls were bred to be human complacent, which is why the dog fighters chose them in the first place. Their very nature makes them a candidate for therapy with children. Dr. Ian Dunbar an EXPERT in the field of dog behaviour clearly states his choice for working in the therapy realm would be a pit bull.

So who do I believe, a victim who has turned an attack into a (501c) which frankly is quite laughable. or a real expert? Sorry Colleen, you fail again on that one!

Anyone on the fence about this one Google Dr. Ian Dunbar and see what he has to say on the breed, there are several videos on YouTube done with the him.

Special thanks to Sarah for her article. I will say it would be a great day to see an article or post that does not quote Dogsbite.org since she is a sham and in some cases a liar!

For the rest of us who see through the BS and lies here’s why we are so proud of these dogs the music attached to the video is not appropriate for children.

http://youtu.be/cJueekvhRDI

-Apitome-


Possibly the most ignorant and bias teacher in America! Forces his students to write a paper “People should not own pit bulls”

This was written by a woman named Amber Kay;

Hello Fellow Pit Bull Lovers!

 I am writing to you to gain support for my 16 year old son who is being forced by his High School English teacher to write a paper entitled, “People Should NOT own Pit Bulls”.

 After my husband died, my family dived headlong into dog rescue, and it was very helpful in the healing process for us. We worked with Bully Paws and often times took in pregnant, abused pits and nursed them and their pups into health and aided in the effort to find them loving Forever Homes. As a pit bull rescuer, and owner of several pit bulls, my family is adamantly opposed to writing about this topic as are many kids in the class. And they are not given a choice to write about the opposing views. My son and I have asked several times to write on the opposing viewpoint.

 Here is what the teacher says; “Yes, this is the paper asking students to use the topic “People Should Not Own Pit Bulls.”  When we began this project, several students mentioned that they owned pit bulls.

I said  that they didn’t have to BELIEVE people should not own pit bulls, but for the sake of this four paragraph research experience, I wanted them to use the four articles/sources I had provided to discuss two reasons why owning pit bulls could be dangerous.” 

A whole generation of children are getting their heads filled with harmful, biased “facts” on our beloved breed. Several of us have contacted the school. I just got off the phone with the Assistant Principle, Mr Cassaday, and he said, and I quote, “It is an approved topic and there is nothing wrong with it”. Wow!

 Won’t you please help and call the school and voice your opinion??  

703.365.6500 – ask for Mr Cassaday’s office.

Thank You!

Robyn Horstkamp

Bully Paws 540-645-9385

 Bully Paws- Pit Bull Patriots, Inc

Fredericksburg, VA

A 501c3 non-profit organization

Now call me crazy but…., WHAT THE HELL? It is an approved topic? Why owning pit bulls could be dangerous? Are you kidding me? And it sounds to me like the assistant principal needs to have his head examined as well!

 Here’s what I think, I think the kids should all write a paper on why they are leaving public school in favour of home schooling until such times as the school board can fill their institutions with people who can teach our children, understanding, the importance of, education over ignorance, that racial and breed profiling is wrong, and the definition of bias! This will only serve in farthing the already existing bias’ that these dogs face.

Of all the topics he could have picked to challenge these students, to make them really think about the world around them, this is what he chose?

Dear Lord! We are in serious trouble folks if a teacher can project and place their own bais’, fears and misguided view points on our children!

here is a link from BSL news with all the contact info, please support these kids, don’t let them be forced into writing this diatribe!

bslnews.org

-Apitome-


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